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TE Jacob Tamme - Atlanta Falcons

6-3, 236Born: 3-15-1985College: KentuckyDrafted: Round 4

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Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 8 vs GB (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

The veteran's game ended as soon as it started. He caught a route to the right sideline on 3rd and 14 to open the game and was dropped inches shy of the marker. He was slammed to the ground on his shoulder and assisted off the field to the locker room. He did not return.

2016 Week 7 vs SD (3 / 1 / 17 / 1 rec)

The tight end dropped a 3rd and goal from the 9 against an LB and S play high-low zone against him. The drop led to led to a second Atlanta field goal. He later made a great catch on a ball thrown behind his back shoulder for a 17-yard score. Tamme had to reach against his momentum for the completion. He later had a play-action boot right thrown well behind him. .

2016 Week 6 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

He caught a quick slant off a play fake on the second play of the game for a first down. Later in the quarter, Matt Ryan Rushed a throw while under pressure from a blitz and bounced the ball off Tamme's facemask in the red zone. The miss-timed pass led to a field goal. He later caught a short pass from deep in Atlanta's territory in the left flat for a short gain of four in the third quarter.

2016 Week 5 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Tamme was targeted on a third and goal cross and stopped inches shy of goal line. Denver's linebacker made a strong effort to push Tamme backwards on the play.

2016 Week 4 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 3 / 1 rec)

Tamme scored on a flat route for a three-yard touchdown to close out the first drive. Tamme might have earned a second score if he didn't fall down on a middle screen in the first half. The play was a wrinkle on a swing pass thrown for a score to a running back last week in the red area. If Tamme didn't fall, he had a good path to the end zone. He caught the ball but he lost a yard.

2016 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

The Falcons' tight end earned nine yards in the second series on a play-action boot. He caught another quick pass breaking to the flat, making the play on a throw intentionally placed behind him. He was targeted on the corner fade on a third and six in the end zone but the ball was overthrown. He was the only tight end active in the passing game for Atlanta this evening.

2016 Week 2 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)

Tamme was a productive part of the game plan He gained 15 yards on a 2nd and 17 pass because the Raiders blew its coverage in the middle of the field and left Tamme wide open on the seam, an easy throw and catch. Later, he earned 16 on a catch and run from a boot-action to the right flat during the third drive, getting Atlanta near midfield. He began the fourth series with a catch and run in a two tight end set, gaining off the short drop-and-throw. Ryan hit Tamme two plays later for 14 yards under the double coverage on the crossing route and the tight end scored up the seam on a 15-yard route after a 34-yard catch by teammate Austin Hooper. Tamme also earned a target at the back of the end zone against cornerback David Amerson that resulted in an interception because Ryan placed the ball on Tamme's inside shoulder. Although Austin Hooper made big plays, Tamme did little to lose his place in the pecking order.

2016 Week 1 vs TB (8 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

Tamme made a key fourth-down catch late in the third quarter on a back shoulder adjustment in the left flat but the team was down by 18 at this point. He broke a tackle on 3rd and 12 inside the 30 to get Atlanta into the red zone in the fourth quarter and get the first down on a short in-breaking route. Ryan found Tamme again in the empty set after stepping up and firing over the middle with less than two minutes left and down by 7. Tamme remains one of Ryan's most reliable two-minute drill producers and zone receivers from empty sets.


Latest News

Falcons | Jacob Tamme to be UFA (Sun Jan 8, 03:47 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Our View: Turning 32 years old in March, Tamme is clearly not the player he used to be. However, he can still be an effective player when healthy and given a certain role. His work ethic and ability to be a QB's best friend should land him a job somewhere in 2017. When Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan lands a head coaching job, watch to see if Tamme would follow him.
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